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Top 5 reasons to let us help you choose a high street conveyancing solicitor in Hockley

  • 1 Hockley property lawyer are the key to a successful Hockley conveyancing experience, keeping the process under control. They are on your side throughout, offering dedicated advice for the duration of your conveyancing
  • 2 Hockley solicitors work in conjunction with Hockley estate agents, developers, surveyors, lenders and other professionals to make sure that the highest level of service is offered to buyers and sellers every step of the way, helping make the process as straightforward as possible
  • 3 Low cost packages from online conveyancers might be tempting. However, these firms are often located many miles away with limited appreciation of the factors that affect property transactions in Hockley
  • 4 Hockley solicitors have a crucial advantage when it comes to Hockley conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that can impact your sale or purchase
  • 5 The mark of a good conveyancing solicitor in Hockley is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you would hope for.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hockley since July 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hockley

My husband and I are intent on acquiring a flat in Hockley. My Solicitor is not listed on the lender conveyancing panel. Am I still permitted to continue with my Hockley conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the mortgage company panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?

One will need to appoint a property lawyer to complete the formalities if you take out a mortgage to purchase your home. They will carry out all the necessary investigations on the property, make sure that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the required mortgage documentation is dealt with. You may instruct a Hockley conveyancer of your choosing. However, where the property lawyer appointed is not a member of the lender conveyancing panel supplemental charges will arise as separate legal representation will be need by the lender. Conveyancing panel applications may be submitted, so if your solicitor has not historically sought membership they can do so.

I require quick conveyancing in Hockley as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line in less than one month. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a cash buyer you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Hockley the following are instances of issues that can crop up and adversely impact the marketability of the property: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

Have purchased a a semi-detached house in Hockley , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing my title? My Hockley conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the registration is addressed.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Hockley registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry need to notify any 3rd parties. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration takes place once the buyer is living at the property so an expedited registration is not always an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your conveyancer could contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a property in Swansea but I am based in Hockley. My solicitor (approximately 250 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Hockley who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Hockley based

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Hockley. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Hockley ?

Most houses in Hockley are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Hockley so you should seriously consider looking for a Hockley conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should report to you on the legal implications.

Hockley Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    Does the lease have onerous restrictions? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability? Is there a share of the freehold?

My cousin is buying a basement flat in Hockley. He has received an estimate by the property lawyer connected to the selling agents totaling £1250 . It was 9 years ago since I sold and bought a house and the fee was £500. Have charges really escalated to that extent?

You should call a few local Hockley conveyancing solicitors seeking estimates. It is advisable to base your choice not just on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the response is.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hockley regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Hockley with expertise in commercial conveyancing in Hockley. This may include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Salam Law, 18 Barton Close, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5UB
  • Wells Legal Solicitors, 3 Spa Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4AZ
  • Alan Simpson & Co, Mill Court, 19 London Hill, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7HW
  • Todmans S R E, Barringtons, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EH
  • Rudds, 81a High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7EJ

Domestic Licensed Conveyancers in Hockley regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hockley but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Chris Allnutt & Co, Ground Floor, Broadway House, SS11 7AD
  • Nfl Legal Ltd, 105 London Road, SS7 5TG
  • Dorling Cottrell Limited, Suite 6 Phoenix House, SS14 3EZ
  • Pcs Legal , 5 The Capricorn Centre, SS14 3JA

Purchase in Hockley is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Solicitor instructed by the buyer on acceptance of the offer
  • Investigating the title unregistered or registered
  • Carrying out Hockley property searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other documentation prepared the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting enquiries with the vendor’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase agreement
  • Going through replies supplied by the vendor to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer document
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the mortgage offer: (where applicable)
  • Drawing up and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; summarising to the buyer on the contents of the contract pack, preliminary enquiries and the result of the searches)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Preparing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the appropriate SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the change in ownership and the home loan (if applicable) at the HM Land Registry.

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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